NIGERIA: ARMY VOWS TO SUPPORT INEC IN 2019

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The Nigerian Army has assured the Independent National Electoral Commission of its support and assistance that will enable the commission carry out its constitutional responsibility of conducting 2019 General Elections especially in North Eastern part of the country.

 

The Acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division Brigadier General Abdulmalik Biu, gave the assurance in Maiduguri when the Resident Electoral Commissioner Borno State, Mohammed Magaji paid him a courtesy call in his office.

 

The Acting GOC described INEC as a critical institution to democratic process in Nigeria and promised to provide security for all INEC staff and materials in all voting areas in hinterlands of the state, during the forth coming general election.

 

The Resident Electoral Commissioner thanked the Nigerian Army for their efforts in combating Boko Haram insurgency, stressing that this has led to the return of peace in the State.

 

He prayed for God’s protection and victory for the troops fighting insurgency in all parts of North East of Nigeria.

 

The INEC boss further commended the Nigerian Army for keeping electoral environment safe during previous elections, adding that such efforts gave INEC leeway in conducting their affairs without fear of intimidation and harassment from any quarters.

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